Since 1991, Eliot Nelson, MD, has been a member of Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen in Williston, VT. As a Professor of Pediatrics and Attending Pediatrician, Dr. Nelson provides primary care pediatrics and preventive health care to patients from birth to early adulthood.
Dr. Nelson’s clinical focus is family-centered primary care, preventive pediatrics, and injury prevention. His care philosophy is to promote health, childhood development, mental well-being, and safety for all patients.
Dr. Nelson has served as a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, VT since 2003. He was recognized in 1990 by the Los Angeles Children's Hospital with a Philip E. Rothman Memorial Award for excellence in Pediatric Resident Education, Guidance and Inspiration. He was also recognized in 2001 by the Vermont Children’s Forum with a David Goldberg Child and Youth Advocacy Award; in 2002 by the American Academy of Pediatrics with a Special Achievement Award for work on firearm injury prevention through legislative efforts; and in 2010 by the Vermont Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics with the Green Mountain Pediatrician Award. Dr. Nelson also serves as a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention, currently working as the Council’s membership coordinator.